List of Prime Ministers of Canada

This is a list of Prime Ministers of Canada since Confederation. In Canada's bicameral Westminster-style parliamentary government, the Prime Minister is the leader of the party that controls the most seats in the lower house of parliament and acts as Canada's head of government. While there is a long standard tradition of considering John A. Macdonald Canada's first Prime Minister, since he was prime minister after Canadian Confederation, a number of modern scholars, foremost among them John Ralston Saul, argue that Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine is truly Canada's first Prime Minister. He and his joint premier Robert Baldwin were the first to govern the United Province of Canada as democratically elected leaders.

Timeline

Notes

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See also

* List of Canadian monarchs
* List of Governors General of Canada
* List of Joint Premiers of the Province of Canada, for prime ministers of the Province of Canada, 1841-67

References

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External links

* [http://www.pm.gc.ca/ Prime Minister's Official Site]
* [http://canada.gc.ca/main_e.html Government of Canada]


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